The Western Michigan Broncos (15-10, 7-5 MAC), 2-point favorites, will be at Stroh Center to clash with the Bowling Green Falcons (15-10, 6-6 MAC) in a MAC matchup. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 148 points and action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Bowling Green Falcons Betting Odds
Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Falcons defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 70-63, while the Broncos beat the Ohio Bobcats 69-60.
Western Michigan dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 13.6) and a free throw rate of 0.197 (matching their season average). Ohio was 26.0 and 0.094, respectively, for those same stats. The Falcons, meanwhile, knocked down 22 of their 29 free throws (75.9 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.8 (above their season average of 28.3). Bowling Green’s Demajeo Wiggins had a good game, contributing 17 points and 15 rebounds. Meanwhile, Thomas Wilder fueled Western Michigan with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists.
This game should be a battle of contrasting paces. Bowling Green has preferred to play up-tempo (39th in possessions per game), while Western Michigan has been more methodical (214th in possessions per game).
Broncos games have a slight tendency to finish under the projected point total (54.5 percent). Western Michigan heads into the game with records of 15-10 straight up (SU) and 10-11-1 against the spread (ATS).
Vegas has been spot on when predicting totals of Falcons games, with an even split between overs and unders. Moreover, Bowling Green owns records of 15-10 SU and 10-8 ATS.
The Broncos won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 89-79. Western Michigan made good use of their 37 trips to the charity stripe, making 31 of them (83.8 percent). Bowling Green, on the other hand, was just 17-25 (68.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Bowling Green Falcons Betting Pick
Western Michigan ranks 14th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while Bowling Green ranks 124th (6.3).
The Falcons rank 48th in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Broncos rank 153rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
Bowling Green ranks 157th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2) while Western Michigan ranks 248th (24.8).
Western Michigan is 7-5 ATS on the road, while Bowling Green is 4-5 ATS at home.
The total has gone over in 4 of the Falcons’ 9 home games, while 7 of the Broncos’ 12 road games have gone under.
The Falcons are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Broncos are 3-1-1.
In their last five games, Bowling Green has 4 unders and 1 over, while Western Michigan has 3 unders and 2 overs.
During their last five games, the Falcons have scored an average of 67.4 points per game (9.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.0 points per game (9.5 below their season average).
The Broncos’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.6, up from 3.4 for the season.